Elementary Literacy I: Foundations of Reading

Using a contemplative approach to literacy, this course investigates children's literacy development with a focus on grades K-3. This course provides understanding of the theories and historical context of early reading instruction. The course will focus on the components of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension as they are integrated within proficient reading, along with practical knowledge of instructional frameworks and teaching strategies. Standards-based reading and writing instruction that is culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate is introduced. The use of assessment to guide instruction, as well as how to differentiate reading instruction and understand how reading intervention models work in schools is presented. Includes practicum hours. Cross-listed as EDU545.
Course Number: EDU345
Units: 3.0